19 6 / 2013
“Such a great experience!” by Startup Pirates @ Vigo’s team
This blogpost is a guest post by the amazing team from Vigo that put up a great Startup Pirates program!
“In late 2012 Contextos was just launched, a consulting company specializing in strategic information, social innovation and collaborative environments for networking.
A few weeks later, we received a call from Patricia Somorrostro, one of the participants of Startup Pirates @ Barcelona, edition focused on social entrepreneurship too. We knew that organizing an event of this feature in Vigo was going to be a difficult challenge, but very exciting. And as good pirates, we like challenges!
We did not hesitate to do it, and the adventure began…
Startup Pirates @ Vigo was an intense week, where all of us involved in this adventure, (speakers, mentors, sponsors, pirates and organizers) have shared our enthusiasm, energy, creativity, effort and collaboration capabilities…and all that we have lived is summarized in one word: emotion.
Emotion to see how from a few ideas, more or less elaborated, seven projects have emerged and six of which have been presented to the jury.
Emotion for being part of an amazing crew, meeting wonderful people who have transmitted their pirate spirit: bold, brave and who generously participated in every battle that we have proposed.
Emotion to count with the collaboration of 42! collaborators, experts from different professions who have been involved in our crew from the first minute.
And of course, we worked hard, nobody said pirate life was easy, but we have had in our favor the energy, creativity, enthusiasm, strategy, team spirit … the names of the winds that drove the sails of our pirate ship.
Hurrah pirates! We will follow your course”
The Startup Pirates @ Vigo team:
- Patricia Díaz
- María Regueira
- Patricia Somorrostro
Photo credits: Monica Mura
17 6 / 2013
Why navy shoes if you can wear pirate boots?
We just love our brand and what we do! When we saw that we could have the possibility of having our own shoes, we just had to make it happen.
We came across AliveShoes, a startup that gives everyone the ability to design, share and sell amazing shoes worldwide. They are running a closed beta and we managed to be one of the first to try it out. Now we just need to reach 15 pre-orders to make our Pirate shoes come true!
Thanks you for your support!
14 6 / 2013
New Perk Partner: Olark
Nowadays a high-quality customer support is important in any business area. Just look at companies like Zappos or Buffer which have been able to delight their users with an amazing customer service. Because we want to help our entrepreneurs to start “WOWing” their clients, we are extremely happy to welcome Olark as our most recent Perk Partner.
Olark Live Chat helps thousands of businesses worldwide to connect their sales and support teams to the customers browsing their website so they can drive more sales and make happier customers.
Our teams will have access to a great deal: 4 months for free of the “Lost Silver” plan! Normally $29 / month, this special is worth $116. You get the magic of Olark and, 2 Simultaneous Operators, 20 Simultaneous Visitors, Unlimited Conversations, CRM Integration, Groups, Conversation Transcripts, Visitor Details, Window Popout, Offline Messages and Email Support.
So don’t waste more time and start talking to your customers with Olark.
You will create trust, loyalty & happiness!
13 6 / 2013
Camaloon, our first goodie partner!
We love goodies! Stickers, badges, t-shirts… everything that might help us show our brand and how much we love it and care about it! So, our first goodie partner hits the spot!
Camaloon is a young startup based in Barcelona selling custom products through a slim and attractive online platform. Their main product lines are buttons, stickers, magnets and mirrors. The motto is “Designed by you” because they want to bring design an art to objects of everyday life and believe in the infinite creative possibilities that come from everyone’s ideas. One of our favorite products are the customized skins for iPhones 4/5, Mac 11 & 13 and iPads.
It’s not just costumized products, they also offer a space for artists to sell their printed designs on the finished product. This way it brings together artists looking to commercialise their creations and individuals looking for a special, unique product.
To celebrate the partnership between Camaloon and Startup Pirates, Camaloon offers all participants a special discount for buying anything they want on their platform. Use the code STARTUPPIRATES to get a 5% discount on your custom products.
So, expect to see us with great stickers and our iPhones and MacBooks fully customized! Thanks Camaloon!
13 6 / 2013
New Perk Partner: MOO
Whether you’re meeting new people to promote your business or project or just to network, you’ll want to ensure you get noticed. Having great business cards is one of the ways to do it!
Since the very beginning of Startup Pirates we have been relying on moo.com to create our beautiful business cards that we proudly use wherever we go… conferences, meetups or our programs.
That’s why we are delighted with the partnership we just closed with MOO. We will be able to provide 50 free Business Cards to all our participants from all the programs, past and future ones. They will be able to choose from thousands of designs or upload their own artwork creating stunning high quality business cards to promote their startups. But there’s more, if the local organizers set their program as a collection point they will receive a 30€ coupon to offer to the winning team!
Are you a Pirate from one of our previous programs? Grab yours now!
Thank you MOO!
PS. We love “The MOO Promise” - “We’re only happy when you’re happy”!
12 6 / 2013
Macedonia and India, here we go!
We are really happy to annouce two new programs on brand new countries for us!
It’s already in August that we are going to have the Startup Pirates @ Chandigarh, our first edition in India. Some months later, in September, we will have our first move in Macedonia with Startup Pirates @ Skopje! It’s a pleasure to work with the great local teams behind this two programs!
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